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Kids smart watch phone plan

Does at&t have any plans on providing a smart phone watch option for kids in the foreseeable future?  There used to be the FiLIP 2 (no longer available).  

 

Is there a product that is compatible with at&t that I could purchase seperatly for my 9 yr old child?

 

Verizon offers the LG gizmo gadget.

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Re: Kids smart watch phone

Hello @CamiMarie,


I apologize but AT&T does not offer any products designated for kids at this time.  If you interested in being able to track your children, may I recommend AT&T Family maps.


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I think this is terrible. I feel like AT&T is taking a step back instead of advancing. Having an option for a kids device is an important concern for a lot of parents, and I think AT&T has an obligation to provide at least 1 option for parents.

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I feel the same my daughter is 8 doing Karate, Girl Scout and field trips. This is a huge market they are missing. 

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Verizon has the LG gizmo pal2.  I would prefer to stay with at&t, however there is enough need for my daughter to have a "children' device" we will be switching to Verizon.  My daughter is 8.  The only solution with at&t has been to give her a full capability cell phone.  I do not feel she is ready for that responsibility.  Nor do I want to expose her to the risks that brings.  At&t has chosen to not provide for the young family demographic and I am extremely disappointed with that.

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Verizon has the LG gizmo pal2.  I would prefer to stay with at&t, however there is enough need for my daughter to have a "children' device" we will be switching to Verizon.  My daughter is 8.  The only solution with at&t has been to give her a full capability cell phone.  I do not feel she is ready for that responsibility.  Nor do I want to expose her to the risks that brings.  At&t has chosen to not provide for the young family demographic and I am extremely disappointed with that.

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It's called a flip phone.  Most have parental controls and the phone has a active GPS chip.  If you read the reviews of the Gizmo you will see it's not really that good of a device.  Battery life is a problem with a device like a watch if cellular is on all the time.

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I really wish AT&T offered something like the Gizmo.  I wanted to get my son a watch he could wear to camp this summer, without having to worry about a phone falling out of his pocket while he's doing activities, or getting stolen, etc.  Something simple that works on LTE with calling and maybe texting capability.  I was shocked to find out this doesn't exist!!

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@court6 wrote:

I really wish AT&T offered something like the Gizmo.  I wanted to get my son a watch he could wear to camp this summer, without having to worry about a phone falling out of his pocket while he's doing activities, or getting stolen, etc.  Something simple that works on LTE with calling and maybe texting capability.  I was shocked to find out this doesn't exist!!


It does not exist because of battery life constraints.  The LG Gizmo is a nice piece of tech but the battery life could be better.  In fringe areas it will die in less than 4 hours because its using all the battery trying to get a signal.   

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I only need a device for a few hours at a time for my child.  We have used walkie talkies in the past with my child, and he's lost them.  I don't want him to put a phone down and lose it. I want a device ON him!

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We switched recently and I’m extremely upset about this because when we switched we were told that you do offer a smartwatch for kids!! Had your employees been honest from the beginning we would have never switched over ! This is extremely upsetting since I’m we told them it was one of our main concerns and they assured us they did offer that plan !

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@Maya3393 wrote:

We switched recently and I’m extremely upset about this because when we switched we were told that you do offer a smartwatch for kids!! Had your employees been honest from the beginning we would have never switched over ! This is extremely upsetting since I’m we told them it was one of our main concerns and they assured us they did offer that plan !


Depending on what the sales person considered a smart watch for a kid.  Apple watch?  Samsung gear?  Unless you asked about the LG kids watches directly I can see why this happened it should not have but it did.

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I don’t want to give my six year old a phone or a $600 Apple Watch. The Gizmo is EXTREMELY popular in my community. Why on earth does AT&T not offer one. My husband and I spend over $400 a month with AT&T and are seriously thinking of switching because of this. And battery life has not been a problem for any of the people I’ve talked to, so they’re probably just showing the extreme situations in those findings. 

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I disagree with some of these responses. My son has 2 friends with Verizon and their parents are more than happy with their watch phone. Battery life is NOT 4 hours. Yes. Needs to be charged but so does every smart device now a days. Been watching for almost a year thinking they would get on the same page as their competitors.  ATT totally dropped the ball and looks like I may be leaving well at least for my wife's and now sons phone/watch. Ashame ATT doesn't adapt. 

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Adapt to what?  A nitch device.  Att sold a kids watch and it floped.  It was called the flip...  I watch sales numbers of cell carriers and of reported they sold very little of those Gizmo devices.  Plus LG is not known for quality,. I get parents don't want to give more cell phones if they are underm10.

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